Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Kentmere Academy and Nursery

Free School Meals

FREE MEALS FUNDING

FREE MEALS FUNDING

Many of you may not be aware that the government funding for schools has changed recently, and that a percentage of our school budget - Pupil Premium funding - is now calculated according to how many of our pupils are, or have ever been, eligible for free school meals, during their school life.  This change is having a major impact on the funding we receive towards educating our pupils.  By ensuring that as many eligible families as possible have applied to the local authority for free school meals, we will receive our maximum Pupil Premium funding which enables us to provide the best education for our pupils.

WE UNDERSTAND

WE UNDERSTAND

We know that sometimes, eligible families are reluctant to make a claim, often because:

· they feel that their child may be treated differently at lunchtime

· their child would prefer to have a packed lunch

· they may only fall into the eligible category for a short period of time, due to temporary changes in their financial circumstances

. their child already receives Universal Free school meal, however you can still apply

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY

We would like to reassure you that those children who are eligible for free school meals are treated in exactly the same way at lunchtime. In addition, those children who would prefer a packed lunch from home may continue to do so – school still receives the funding and likewise if your child receives a UFSM you can still claim.  Furthermore, funding is now based on children who have ever been eligible, even if this was for a short time.

Please click here to check your eligibility. 

Northern Alliance
Sainsbury's School Games Gold Mark
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Rochdale REAL Trust
5 Star Hygiene Rating
Healthy School Award 2016
Eco school bronze award
School Council Award, Rochdale
Arts Council England Silver Award
SSAT Primary Network
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Diana Award
Rainbow Flag Skilled Teacher
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E-Safety Award
ICT Mark Accredited
Reading Silver
NACE Member 2018-19
School Gold
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
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